FM Technical Profile: WPJN
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- Station Name:
- Praise 89.3
view] East of Jemison along County Road 42 East, between
County Roads 44 & 48. Co-located with WHPH.
- Power (ERP):
- 500 watts,
- Antenna HAAT:
- 467 feet
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
- More Information:
Street View imagery of the station's studio inside the J&W
Communications building on the main highway in Clanton.
- C W Johnson
Educational Foundation, Inc.
- This station
dates back to a construction permit in 2008 won by Alabama Christian
Radio. They handed it off to Jimmy Jarrell Communications in
2009, who handed it back to Alabama Christian Radio in 2011.
Alabama Christian Radio, which is a black hole for radio stations,
could not get the station on the air in time and handed it off to
C.W. Johnson Educational Foundation. The station's permit was
for 2.5 kW with a directional antenna, resulting in a signal
covering Jemison, Calera and Montevallo, as well as most of
Columbiana and Clanton. In order to get the station on air
before the permit expired, the facility was changed to just 100
watts from an existing tower near Jemison. The station debuted
with a Contemporary Christian Music format with little to no talk
and its license to cover came through in August 2012.
The station was granted a construction permit to upgrade to 500
watts (vertical only, and with a directional antenna) at a higher
antenna height in mid-September 2018. A license to cover was filed
in September 2021.